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Shoma Uno

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Shoma Uno

Shoma Uno
  • Birth date 12/17/1997
  • Birthplace Nagoya
  • Hometown Nagoya, Japan
  • Height/Weight 5'2"/ 121 lbs

Biography

Japan’s Shoma Uno was a successful skater at the junior level before graduating to the senior ranks. He won two medals at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games (a gold in the team event paired with an individual silver), in addition to gold medals at the 2014-15 Junior Grand Prix Final and the 2015 World Junior Championships. In his three seasons on the senior circuit, Uno has qualified for the Grand Prix Final three times and won bronzes and a silver, sharing the podium with fellow Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu twice. Uno is often overshadowed by Hanyu, the reigning Olympic champion, and finished second behind him at the 2015 and 2016 Japanese national championships.

In 2017, when Hanyu was forced to miss Japanese nationals due to the flu, Uno struck gold. At the 2017 Four Continents Championships – held at the venue that will host 2018 Olympic figure skating – Hanyu earned the silver and Uno claimed the bronze. Uno stood atop the podium at the 2017 Asian Winter Games, where he won gold. To wrap up his season, Uno won silver behind Hanyu at the world championships.

For the Olympic season, Uno kicked off his season by winning a competition in Italy. Then, he won the Grand Prix event in Canada and earned silver at the Grand Prix in France. He qualified for the Grand Prix Final, where he finished second to American Nathan Chen. With Hanyu out with injury, Uno won his second national title. In January, he earned a silver medal at the Four Continents Championships.
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2017 Worlds silver medalist

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Admits he doesn’t like vegetables and rarely eats them

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2015 World Junior champion

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